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Hope after HIV
With nutritional management and medical care, a HIV positive person can live a reasonably long and healthy life. A message of hope on World Aids Day which falls tomorrow...


A roof for the orphaned
Policy makers and care-givers woke up late to the impact of HIV on children orphaned by the disease. While many support programmes have been initiated, a lot still needs to be done.
Personality


NEWSMAKERS
Jewelled opulence
From dabbling with her mom’s chest of jewels to making a career out of designing jewellery, Divya Bhasin has come a long way.


Interview

What the pots say
Deciphering information from artefacts is like detective work, says Dr. Roberta Tomber whose book on ancient trade links was released recently. Excerpts from an interview.


Music


HIGH NOTES
Musical links with the past
The recent concert by The Kaffirs in Colombo was a striking example of continuity in change.


Interview

A voice of her own
Soprano Indira Mahajan, who won this year’s Marian Anderson Grant from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, on her journey in the world of opera.


Arts & Crafts


ART
Sentimental journeys
Romanticism Interrupted, an exhibition of paintings by two British artists, Natasha Kissell and Natasha Law, explores moments of surprise and revelation in nature and the human body. The exhibition is on at The Viewing Room Gallery, Mumbai, till December 6.


Heritage


WEAVES
Mantles of myth
We have a rich textile tradition weaving multitudinous stories through the designs. A conference in Jaipur, from December 13 to 15, looks at our varied textile narrative traditions, from their origins to their contemporary forms.


Issues


SOCIETY
I am Hindu, you are Muslim
A study conducted in Daryaganj reveals that children develop an exclusionary awareness of religious differences quite early. How can this be countered in the educational system?


Essay


MUSINGS
Groceries and courtesy
Where have all those suppliers and grocers of yore gone?


Columns

SECOND LIFE
By Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty
Man of many interests

BAREFOOT
By Harsh Mander
Selling one’s child

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
The toilet revolution

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Business unusual

THE AHIMSA WAY
By Usha Jesudasan
Heading the other way

GOURMET FILES
By Vasundhara Chauhan
The big fat Indian wedding: Kahani kolesterol ki

TINSEL TOWN
No martial law



Lifestyle


NOSTALGIA
Moved by the movies
A short, doubtful study on the effect of movies on society.


Health


HEALTHWATCH
Truth about C-sections
Dispelling the myths that surround a caesarean delivery.

No need to hide your face
Orthognathic surgery aims to improve facial appearance by repositioning facial bones and jaws along with the teeth.

Assessing the lungs
Pulmonary function test gives information about the extent of lung disease.


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